Focus on the Future is the largest and longest-standing conference on problem gambling awareness in the Pacific Northwest. Launched in 2007, Focus on the Future brings together an incredible mixture of compelling speakers – experts from across the country and around the world – and opportunities to network and learn from colleagues in the field. It is a place where you can exchange your ideas, experiences, and knowledge to become a collective voice in raising awareness and developing programs and services that have the greatest positive impact. Problem gambling affects every community in our region and can cripple the lives not only of problem gamblers themselves, but of their families and friends as well.
This conference will provide valuable insights on the tools and resources available for effective treatment, prevention, community engagement, and recovery services, as well as offering information on trends and innovative topics in gambling and gaming that affect your work. By joining us in Vancouver, you will have a prime opportunity to collaborate with and learn from some of the best in the field. You’ll no doubt leave with some new connections and partnerships that may lead to enhanced and innovative approaches toward assisting those who are affected by problem gambling.
Thank you, to all of you who make such an important difference for those in our region who need support and services. We have much to look forward to as we Focus on the Future and all we can accomplish working together.